Brewed by Moa Brewing Company
Style: Pilsener
Marlborough, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Moa Methode Pilsner is a clean, crisp lager with a dry finish. A late throw of Pacifica and Motueka hops gives some upfront citrus aromatics, and the champagne yeast used in secondary fermentation imparts complex spicy characters.

Tasting Notes
Moa Methode is a German style pilsner with a high bitterness balanced with a relatively full mouth feel. Citrus hop characters dominate aroma with the presence of fresh bread yeast notes. It can either be poured carefully off the lees or alternatively with the lees mixed in if a strong yeast character is desired. Moa Methode is a complex pilsner best served in a pilsner glass at approximately 6˚C to maximise aromatic release.

Gold - Asia Beer Awards
Bronze – Australian Intl. Beer Awards
Bronze – Brew NZ Awards

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NikkTwist (3225) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Draft at Eulogy. Poured a hazy yellow (almost greenish) amber with an overflowing white head (it was the top of the keg) that left sheets of lace. Yeasty nose. Tastes like a floral pilsner. Rubbed sage. Honey. Green banana. Parsley. Palm fronds. Fuller body than one would expect for a pilsner. Unusual fragrant variation.

rickyleepotts (100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2013
There are five beers in this series from Moa, and I tried the pale ale first. The pale ale is gross. That’s all there is to it. Tried this one last night, and it had a massive head. Then I smelled it, and it wasn’t shabby. The flavor is nice, but drink this cold. It really breaks down as it heats up. There are better pilsners out there, and I am on a double/imperial pilsner kick. But this was MUCH better than the pale ale. The pale and the pilsner are capped, while the other three are corked. People say the corked ones are much better. Excited to try those this week.

JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Big ups to durhambeer for sharing one with me - thanks, Bob! Vigorous carbonation on the pour, vibrant light gold with an elegant head, modest lacing. Intriguing nose of noble hops and the more fruity variety, along with a deep earthy goodness from yeast. Spicy and grassy for sure, but not merely aggressive. In fact, in addition to the intriguing fruit component there was a strong element of golden beets that really enhanced some of the grainier pils qualities. Righteous stuff for sure, quite the hybrid.

mjs (7357) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2013
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at Old Town Pub, Porvoo, 20130202) The beer poured pale golden and hayz. Its head was medium sized, long lasting and white. Aroma had fruitiness, citricness and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were grass, fruitiness, grain and bitterness. Aftertaste was bitter. Resembeled more a pale than a pils but nevertheless a tasty beer.

argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Draft. Hazy straw body, small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, strawberry, straw, cantaloupe. Taste is medium sweet, grass/grapefruit, some lemon, cantaloupe, light bread, straw. Quite hoppy. Light-medium body, some resin.

Cantabrian (1131) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 11, 2012
How can this be a "Classical German Pilsner"? Don’t get me wrong - it’s great beer, but I’d be struggling to accept it even as a "pilsner". Cloudy, gold, a bit to the grayish side, with a formidable white head, it breathes that wonderful, sweet, grapey scent of a good kiwi IPA. The flavour is strongly hoppy. Nothing of the Saaz hoppiness, but still crisp, grassy and citrusy-bitter. Full of NZ-hops, it has probably converted most of the Germans in the Nelson region, making them forget was Pilsner in the old country tasted like. But it does taste great. Finish is broad and bitter, not as pleasant as in a pilsner, but still intriguing. I must have more of this beer and re-visit this rating.

GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2012
375mL thanks to TURDFERGUSON. Pours a sparkling, champagne looking golden pils. Thick rocky, white head. Excellent, poofy lacing. Fruity pineapple, small peach. Taste is biscuity, grassy, some elusive snappiness. Small phenols. Palate is excellent. Appearance is superlative. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Hello, what’s this? Seen these expensive little 4-packs and passed, but Turd’s review intrigued me, even if he is a shady fucker. Pours hazy light golden with a billowy head of white mousse. Nose shows zesty citrus hops, spicy like so many Kiwi hops seem to be. Grass and the freshest, lightest spruce note. Yeast rolls. Tastes even zingier. Dry palate. Crisp and refreshing, and quite the unique pils.

TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2012 Bottle. This may not be your classic German Pilsner but damn is it delicious. Quite hoppy and fresh, super fucking snappy, clean, lightly spicy and zesty and bone dry. Fuck yes. It’s like a cleaner, slightly toned down Prima Pils. One of the best session type beers I have ever had. Will return for more today. Phenomenal for coming from so far away and being so fucking fresh and delish.

reebtogi (6270) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 24, 2012
375ml bottle pours a golden orange color with a 2 finger white head that leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is pleasant with grapefruits and caramel. Taste is a citrus grapefruit bitterness with a light fruity and malty sweetness. Light to medium body with ample carbonation leaving a nice tickle on the tongue. Definitrly not your classic pilsner style ale, but very tasty and recommended.

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